Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects ofinteraction design)

28 Apr 2004 - 8:10pm
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pabini
2004

Molly wrote:
> I'll recommend Mike Kuniavsky's book, Observing the User Experience.

It's an excellent book, but it's not about interaction design, just
user-centered design methodologies.

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

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29 Apr 2004 - 4:02am
Olly Wright
2007

As was pointed out,

you can't do interaction design without user-centered design
methodology. You can slice the cake however you want, but it's a vital
part of designing the interactions right.

On Apr 29, 2004, at 3:10 AM, Pabini Gabriel-Petit wrote:

> Molly wrote:
>> I'll recommend Mike Kuniavsky's book, Observing the User Experience.
>
> It's an excellent book, but it's not about interaction design, just
> user-centered design methodologies.
>
> Pabini Gabriel-Petit
>

30 Apr 2004 - 2:14am
pabini
2004

Hi Molly
You said:
> you can't do interaction design without user-centered design
> methodology. You can slice the cake however you want, but it's a vital
> part of designing the interactions right.

Actually, in work contents, we're often forced to do so for lack of time and
resources. Not an ideal situation, but fortunately, not an impossible
challenge with enough experience, knowledge, and concern for users' needs.
Of course, using as many user-centered design methodologies as possible is
the ideal.

I see the UCD methodologies and interaction design as separate though. The
methodologies are how you figure out what road you want to hit and whether
you've hit it and interaction design is where the rubber meets the road. The
methodologies support interaction design and help you to iteratively refine
your designs, but may even be performed by a different person.

Pabini

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